Be prepared for the STEM Career Fair

Thursday, Sept. 21 will be an exciting day for BYU students and STEM organizations alike. The BYU STEM Career Fair will be that day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the WSC Ballroom. The fair is a great way for students in STEM majors to find internship and job opportunities with major companies, such as Boeing, Amazon, and Ford. 

Here are some ways that you can prepare yourself for a successful STEM Fair, get employers to notice you and gain valuable interview and networking skills. 


Prepare your Pitch. 

Have you ever found yourself face-to-face with a recruiter with no idea what to say? Avoid this by creating a 30-second elevator pitch that highlights you and your best skills in order to have a successful networking experience. 


Remember to Research. 

If you are interested in a certain company beforehand, find out more about that company! Knowing more about a company before you speak with them will make your time more valuable, and the recruiters will surely be impressed. The BYU Career Fair + app and both include a complete list of the companies that will be at the STEM Fair. 


Practice Makes Perfect. 

If interviews make you nervous, practice with a mock one at BYU Career Services also lets you schedule in-person mock interviews. Just call (801) 422-6535 to make an appointment. 


Don't forget to download the BYU Career Fair + application to your phone, available on the App Store and Google Play. The app includes an interactive floor map of the fair, details and tips for the fair and many other features. You can also volunteer at the STEM Fair (and earn money for your club!) by filling out this survey.

Below is the schedule of events offered at this semester's STEM Fair Prep Week. We recommend going to as many preparation events as possible to optimize your STEM Fair experience. Good luck at the STEM Fair, BYU! 


Resume 101

Interviewing 101

Resume Reviews

Career Fair 101, Lunch and learn

Presented by Vivint

Monday, Sept. 11

4-5 p.m., CB lounge 

Presented by IM Flash

Tuesday, Sept. 12

4-5 p.m., CB Lounge

Wednesday, Sept. 13 

11 a.m.-1 p.m., CB Lounge

Presented by General Motors

Friday, Sept. 15

12-1 p.m., 3224 WSC


Thursday, Sept. 14

11 a.m.-1 p.m., CTB Lounge

LinkedIn Photo booth

Friday, Sept. 15

9 a.m.-12 p.m., 2590 WSC


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